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Where Are All The Writers?I read a bulletin by a person, who shall remain nameless, who was infuriated with the outcome of the "Twilight" movie. This person argued that Hollywood had destroyed the quality of the story with poor actors, a bad script, and horrible costume and make-up artists. My question is, "How can you make a quality movie with a story about vampires wrapped around one big cliche?"
The movie is trite because the book is just as overdone. What else can you offer? What revolutionary aspects in the Gothic Romantic genre did Meyer touch upon? She took Shakespeare's star crossed lover idea, an idea that has been done and done, over and over again, and added the vampire factor or the "scary factor." In other words, she added the factor that would entice this new generation of goths, emos, and punks. Clever, but still. If one is going to use such banal ingredients then one would expect detailed, magnificent, and artistic writing. But no, her writing is mediocre at best.
It use to bother me that so man
Life is but a DreamWe are just unnourished frail bodies,
overfed with white lies and short-lived-euphorias.
Books filled with black letters,
etching lurid images into our utmost dreams.
Veering us from the big picture...
the one we fail to paint ourselves.
Our fists much too busy with fights,
that we are bound to lose.
Too occupied in line waiting,
for creativity to be let loose like a stray dog.
As if we will find home in this pursuit of happiness...
but we only enclose each other in small rooms
with nothing but old laptops.
How many times I've guessed which letter could it be...
Which letter could it be?
To free us from havoc-stricken-thoughts?
They come and go, unending like 24 hour subway stations.
There's no break for this lonely man,
heaving every breathe of stale air
into my overused lungs...
Living in confined walls of flesh
held up with brittle paper-mache bones.
Which day is it that I will burst out from this cage of a life?
And hover with the Gods found in carefully binded bo
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